Monthly Archives: November 2009

Azerbaijan advertising

The Southbank was playing a fabulous jazz set last night, led by the impressive pianist Shahin Novrasli, who has an official website here but I prefer this one. He reminded me of Keith Jarrett, but Novrasli I think is quite … Continue reading

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turks & caicos & tories & cash

My interest in Turks & Caicos is growing, especially since reading this report in The Independent. I especially focused on the last two paragraphs: ‘Lord Ashcroft has made five speeches in the Lords in nine years. In his first, he … Continue reading

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Angola blog

At last Rafael has begun his blog. About bloody time too! Maka Angola is in English and Portuguese so many people can read it without any problems. And should. Rafael is an excellent reporter and investigator, who gets information that … Continue reading

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poesia

  I wonder, she said, lying in bed, if anyone’s ever done that with a John Lewis curtain rail.

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Texts’ Bones

‘When I was young I thought that words meant something; now it seems that meaning is the last things words are required to do; semantics getting in the way of honest, playful textual decoration – and here is me without … Continue reading

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Israel & Angola

I’ve only just found this, having entered into conversations with the author, an interesting journalist by the name of Yotam Feldman who works for Haaretz. It’s a nice piece, and I hope he writes more. I hope, in particular, that … Continue reading

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walthamstow

  ‘Nah, I live in Chingford now.’ ‘Oh right. I’m not far from you then. Walthamstow.’ ‘My mum was born in Walthamstow, and drives the buses there now. Teenagers are awful.’ ‘Which buses?’ ‘Well, mainly coaches now.’ ‘And my dad’s … Continue reading

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